Tonight on A&E, viewers are going behind bars, with two of the network’s hit series, “60 Days In” and “Behind Bars: Rookie Year.”
More than 100 cameras capture the action on “60 Days In,” documenting the pseudo-inmates’ every move. Living among general population is already turning out to be harder than some of the cast members really thought it would be, no doubt. After all, until one is on the inside, how can they possibly understand what “real” means when it comes to jail time?
“60 Days In” viewers are getting as close as one can to “real” without having to go inside. The show gives viewers a firsthand, up-close look at the dangerous world of incarceration, while also helping Sheriff Jamey Noel get some inside info on the problems within his Clark County Jail in Indiana. Housing 500 prisoners, with charges ranging from drug dealing to first-timers to capital murder, anything can happen. So, the pseudo-inmates of “60 Days In” will have to be on their toes to really get through their time on the inside–and make a real difference, as well. As viewers saw last season, sometimes the cast can get so caught up in their own dramas and agendas, their real mission–helping improve the Clark County Jail–can go out the window.
Tonight, according to A&E, on “60 Days In”:
The last participant enters the Clark County Jail and all eight must now face their new reality of life behind bars.
“Behind Bars: Rookie Year” focuses on the New Mexico Corrections Department. It is one of the most notoriously dangerous prison systems in the country, and officers are greatly outnumbered by prisoners, with over 7,000 prisoners being managed by fewer than 1,000 correction officers. Worse, the prison system is facing the wrath of the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico, one of the most ruthless prison gangs, which has declared war on law enforcement. Tonight, on an all-new episode of “Behind Bars: Rookie Year”:
Young rookies must face their fears while working with violent convicts and gang members. In Israel’s first week, a combative inmate pushes him to his limit. Lilly is intimidated and disrespected when she works directly with inmates for the first time. Cordova gets knocked down a peg when he misses drugs in a gang member’s cell. Timid new recruit Andrew struggles to graduate from the intense training academy.
It’s going to be a rough night behind bars tonight on A&E; stay tuned.
“60 Days In” is produced by Lucky 8 TV for A&E Network. Executive producers for Lucky 8 TV are Gregory Henry, Kimberly Woodard, Isaac Holub and Jeff Grogan. Executive producers for A&E Networks are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, Drew Tappon and Brad Holcman.
“Behind Bars: Rookie Year” is produced by Lucky 8 TV for A&E Network. Executive producers for Lucky 8 TV are Gregory Henry, Kimberly Woodard, Isaac Holub and Jon Hirsch. Executive producers for A&E Networks are Drew Tappon and Brad Holcman.
“60 Days In” airs on A&E on Thursday nights at 9/8c, followed by “Behind Bars: Rookie Year” at 10/9c.
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